East Gwillimbury Public Library is committed to providing equal access for all members of the community to all Library services and collections. To accomplish this, the Library offers the following services or accommodations:
On site Accessibility
Both branches of the Library are fully wheelchair accessible and conform to all standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Our Holland Landing and Mount Albert Branches are single floor branches, with no steps preventing wheelchair access from the entry to exit. The walkway to the designated handicap parking spaces does not have any curbs, and a minimal slope to allow for easy access. In the Holland Landing Community Centre, programming can occur in different floors of the structure, but is accessible through the central elevator in the facility.
Public Internet Stations
All of the Adult Computers at our Holland Landing Branch are set at a height to allow for wheelchair access, and our Mount Albert Branch is equipped with an accessibile desk. The Library’s adult Public Internet Stations offer a large print setting.
Our website is built with accessibility in mind, and offers a built in Screen reader and accessibility function through Browsealoud. By clicking the orange icon on the top right corner of the website, you will be given access to a wide range of features, like text to speech narration, zoomable focus, and screen masking to accommodate for a range of needs.
Print Alternatives with CELA
The East Gwillimbury Public Library maintains collections in a variety of formats, including large print, book on CD, and eAudiobooks. We also provide access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection, which offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers, and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability. The CELA collection is available to any person who has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability. This is accompanied with a ‘Daisy Reader’ device, that allows for an enhanced experience with audiobooks, such as line by line reading, placing bookmarks, and better navigational controls.
For residents who may not be able to travel to the Library due to a physical limitation, we also offer a Homebound delivery service. Items will be brought to your home or residence and given a slightly longer loaning period to allow for you to fully enjoy Library services. Interested residents can register for the service by calling 905 836-6492 extension 117.